Scientific Name: Alocasia Baginda 'Dragon Scales'
Synonyms: Alocasia baginda, Silver Dragon Scale, Elephant Ears Dragon Scale
If you are looking for a hotly trending plant that curiously patterned, easy on the eye, and easy to take care of… then consider the Alocasia Dragon Scale.
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It'll enjoy a nice humid environment such as a kitchen or bathroom with bright, indirect light. Keep the soil evenly moist and not waterlogged, and consider feeding every two weeks during the growing period.
Alocasia Dragon Scale will look great in a plain coloured planter without too much distracting patters, in order to let the foliage come to the fore. You'll enjoy it as a center piece, or coffee table display.
TOP TIP: Consider planting 3 plants together for a full, lush look!
Follow these instructions to keep your Alocasia Dragon Scales healthy and happy.
Water: Keep soil evenly moist, but not saturated, so ensure that the drainage is good. Water less often in winter.
Light: Bright, indirect light, keep away from direct sunlight.
Humidity: Enjoys a humid environment and good air flow. Normal room humidity should be fine, but will enjoy a bright bathroom.
Fertilize: Diluted balanced feed every two weeks, Spring to Autumn, reducing to monthly in Winter.
Send us an email for more detailed Care Instructions.
Your Alocasia Dragon Scales comes in a 14cm Nursery Pot.
Check our Sizing Guide for a matching Pot, which you'll find in our Pot and Planter Collection
We use a network of vetted couriers to safely deliver your order. The costs and delivery times are as follows:
Collections: 6 Roodehek Street, Gardens, Cape Town
No Charge. We'll notify you once your order is ready, usually 1-2 days from order.
Cape Town & Surrounds
R50 fee, delivery usually within 1-3 working days from order.
Major Centers (Jhb, Dbn etc)
R85 fee, delivery usually within 4-5 working days from order.
Regional Areas (e.g. Hermanus)
R100 fee, delivery 1-3 days from order (CPT regional), 4-5 days (rest of SA)
LARGE PLANTS (20cm nursery pot and above)
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Unfortunately, we are not able to deliver to rural areas, such as farms.
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